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A man from Navarro is dead after a possible property dispute. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reports getting a call Sunday to the 2700 block of Sea Biscuit Drive before 7 pm for reports a man had been shot. They got there to find a 55 year old man dead with witnesses saying Michael Saner was responsible. They got word his car may have been seen near Flynn Creek Road toward Comptche, so they went after him, finding the car with the man inside near the Redwood Church. He was arrested and taken to jail, booked on suspicion of murder.

In a unanimous vote, the Healdsburg City Council approved lowering the number of wine tasting rooms in the downtown core. The new ordinance approved so there’s more of a mix of retail and other uses besides tasting rooms, bars and cocktail lounges. There are already side by side tasting rooms in the area but apparently some had worried the town had way too many. Some from the public at the meeting did speak out against the idea, saying people travel from across the world to come to Healdsburg for wine tasting alone.

A couple from Clearlake in jail on a half million dollars bail each on drug and weapons charges. Police arrested Thomas Nordahl and Candace Conzet after searching their home Monday finding about a ¼ pound of methamphetamine, ½ ounce of heroin, 4 ½ pounds of processed marijuana, ¼ pound of marijuana concentrate, two loaded handguns and body armor. They weren’t there when police got there, but they were arrested in front of another home later in the day. Nordahl is also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

New water quality criteria has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which affects California. The rules the State Water Resources Control Board came up with are for mercury limits in fish so human health and aquatic-dependent wildlife are protected. The protections also cover tribal cultural use and subsistence fishing. Millions of pounds of mercury that’s naturally occuring have been released in post Gold Rush era California. The new criteria set the max mercury limits for multiple fish species which are caught professionally or for sport. The EPA commending the State Water Resources Control Board for its work with tribes and others in the protection of human health and wildlife from the harmful effects of mercury. We have a link on our website and facebook page with the new guidelines.


Lakeport police are beefing up patrols and reminding drivers school is starting. They warn to use extreme caution around schools in the city as there’s more traffic then summer travel in the mornings and afternoons the first few days as kids get settled into their new routines. There’s also road construction on Giselman Street between Lakeshore Blvd and Lange Streets. It’s open to traffic but between 7 and 9 a.m. crews will be working on the shoulders of the road and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. there’s work planned in travel lanes which they warn could cause minor delays. Tickets will be given out to drivers for moving and parking violations.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors once again taking up the cannabis cultivation ordinance. This after their meeting two weeks ago where several people spoke out about the resolution. Today they’ll address the complaints from last month’s meeting, looking for a resolution. Many spoke out about regulations that won’t bode well for them as farmers and looking for an easier permitting process. There were others on hand though who were more worried about how the newly legalized drug would impact their farms and neighborhoods. The ordinance was passed this spring but has been tweaked ever since. The board asked staffers to come up with changes which will be discussed at the meeting this morning.

BART’s twitter account was all rhymey. Last Friday, the twitter account for BART was about fun after a customer complained someone had been shaving on board. The commuter even posted photos of someone’s "watery oatmeal" next to them on their seat as they shaved. This sent the social media platform on fire with some media outlets reporting on the complaint which BART decided to make light of with limericks like:

Shaving on BART is disgusting
Your social skills beg for adjusting
As food makes a mess
& causes distress
The people around you are judging

A murder charge has been filed against a Navarro man for a shooting death Sunday night. Deputies went to a home on Sea Biscuit Drive Sunday where a 55-year-old man was found dead of a gunshot wound. Witnesses at the scene ID’d Michael Saner as the alleged shooter and the Sheriff’s Office put out a BOLO. After getting several tips, including one from the emergency medical personnel who’d responded to the victim, they tracked his car and found him at the Redwood Church in Comptche. Mendocino Detectives say the victim and Saner knew each other and may have had a property dispute.

A drug bust in Clearlake has landed two people in jail. On Friday Lake County Narcotics detectives and Clearlake Police served a warrant at a home on Old Highway 53. They found meth, heroin, and pot, with evidence it was all for sale, as well as two loaded handguns and some body armor. A short time later they arrested Thomas Mark Nordahl and Candace Marie Conzet at a home on Fresno Street. Both are being held on $500,000 bail each. They each face multiple drug and weapons charges but Nordahl also has charges related to being convicted felon and possessing the guns, ammo and body armor.

Ukiah Police say it was a drunk driver who hit a bunch of parked cars Saturday night on West Mill Street. When police went to a call about crash at 1130pm they found three damaged parked cars and a pickup truck on its side in the road. The driver of the pickup, Cody Cuthbert of Willits, was found in a nearby home and did not appear to have been hurt in the accident. Officers suspected Cuthbert was intoxicated and began a DUI investigation, and then booked him into the jail a short time later. No one was hurt. The damage to the parked cars ranged from minor to major.

Clear Lake State Park is back open. The California Department Of Parks And Recreation say all areas have been reopened since the massive flooding earlier this year closed or damaged the main park roads, campgrounds, cabins, launch facilities, day use, and restroom facilities. Parks and Rec says not only have the floodwaters receded but the campground rehabilitation is also complete.


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